In Ireland, it is currently estimated that 46,000 people have some form of dementia, and these figures will increase dramatically over the next 30 years. There may be people in your family or community living with dementia that you are unaware of and in need of your support.
With this in mind, Enniscorthy Library has teamed up with Bluebird Care Wexford and the DCU Dementia Elevator team to bring you Dementia Awareness Training which is an introduction to assisting people to recognise the emotions, goals and coping strategies of the person with dementia.
Date: Thursday 1st December 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Enniscorthy Library
Fee: Attendance is FREE
Who Should Attend?
The content of this programme in general will be very beneficial to anyone who wishes to learn more about dementia, it
is also widely applicable to families of a person with dementia.
· To develop familiarity and raise awareness of dementia
· Break down the stigma associated with Dementia
· Encourage the support of people with dementia in their community
· Equip people with the skills to support and engage appropriately with people with dementia.
· Recognise when a person may have dementia
· Identify common challenges a person with dementia may encounter in public situations
· Consider a range of options for supporting the person when faced with these challenges
· Identify ways of improving our environment to become more dementia friendly.
Who are Bluebird Care?
Bluebird Care provide Home Care services throughout County Wexford to people of all ages and all abilities so that they can live independently at home and in their community. Bluebird Care provides care and support to older people, people with physical disabilities, people with intellectual disabilities as well as care for children.
What is Dementia Elevator?
Dementia Elevator is an education and empowerment programme to help individuals, community services and health care services engage with and support people affected by dementia. The project is a partnership between Dublin City University and the HSE.
This event is open to the general public. To book a place, please contact 053 9421481